The Municipal Market of São Paulo (Portuguese: Mercado Municipal Paulistano, Mercado Municipal de São Paulo) is a large public market in São Paulo, Brazil. It was designed by the architect Francisco Ramos de Azevedo and inaugurated on January 25, 1933 as a wholesale and retail post specializing in fruits, vegetables, cereals, meats, spices and other food products. The market is located in the Mercado neighborhood, a name that references the market, in the historic center of São Paulo. It is located near the Tamanduateí River in the old Várzea do Carmo, a floodplain of the river now primarily used as Dom Pedro II Park. The market was formally named the Mercado Municipal São Paulo in 1995. It is commonly known in São Paulo as the Mercadão, or "big market", and a noted meeting point for resident São Paulo and one of the most visited tourist spots in the city.
|Monday||6:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||6:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||6:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thursday||6:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Friday||6:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Saturday||6:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sunday||6:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
What a brilliant market where the shopkeepers are more than keen to help a ‘gringo’ with plenty of samples of exotic fruits! There’s so much to try from strawberry to dragonfruit to mango and a whole lot more. Apart from fruit, you can pretty much buy any culinary ingredient. The second level provides great views and there are heaps of places to eat if you’re not full already from the fruit samples
Fantastic place to visit in São Paulo downtown. Have many kind of types of fruits. Many restaurants with bathrooms. Nearby have subway station, or particular garage if you need to go by car. The most important there is pastels... You need taste this. Coming,
Quem vier para São Paulo tem que ir no Mercadão visitar. Comer o lanche de mortadela ou o pastel é uma plus! Vale a pena também provar algumas frutas exóticas. Lugar super agradável!
It is a must go if you are visiting São Paulo. Don't be shy about trying out the traditional food served there. You won't regret. Best day for a visit is Saturday.
Part of the history of the city so must to see. Only the sellers are a bit too touchy when they detect you're a foreign. In general all the products here are pretty overpriced